and once they are elected, there isnt enough money for good causes.
really the whole world seems like a poularity contest. Time and money are spend on looks and (false) appearances/image. Instead on things that matter, people want to look cool instead of being nice..
I ll stop here, cause there is too much to mention
the best things usually the things that isnt like anything else. Every inventiins come from someone that wanted to do things differently than had been done before (and indeed the masses usually oppose it at first, until it is considered normal and then it is weird you dont have them (cars tv's etc)
again none of this is about monarchy or not. Only about if something is the minority that that would mean it is the bad/wrong thing. (And more often than not it is not)
the time seems fine to me, you do the ones you know and have a bit ov time left for some educated guesses. Not a typing contest without time to think and not so long that hou can just randomly put loads of countries in without rhyme or reason.